Our Board Members

The board of management at Portarlington Enterprise Centre has changed over the years as members have joined the board
and other members have left to explore new challenges. Today our board meetings are chaired and attended by:

Michael Turley Portarlington Enterprise Centre

Michael Turley
Chairman of the Board

Michael is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with his own well established and successful business, MJ Turley & Associates, based in Portarlington.

Michael has vast experience in building industrial space and was involved in the construction of the Portarlington Enterprise Centre from the onset. Involved in many local community groups, Michael was integrally involved in the redevelopment of both the Portarlington Lawn Tennis Club and the Portarlington Rugby Club. Michael is also the current Chairperson of the Board of The Dunamaise Arts Centre in Portlaoise.

Tom Mulhall Portarlington Enterprise Centre

Tom Mulhall
Board Member

Tom is a member of Emo GAA Club and Chairman of Emo Old School Restoration Committee. He is also a member of Vicarstown Farmers association and is Vice Chair of Portarlington / Graiguecullen County Council District.

Tom has also been a member of Laois County Council for 10 years and sits on many committees around Laois including:

  • Rural Water
  • Portarlington Enterprise Centre
  • Portarlington Leisure Centre
  • Laois Arts Culture / Heritage
  • Emo Tidy Towns
  • Emo Community Alert
Michael Mc Evoy Portarlington Enterprise Centre

Michael Mc Evoy
Board Member

Michael has been a member of the Board for many years and is very active in the local community. Michael has been the CEO of Portarlington Credit Union since May of 2008 in addition to:

  • Being a Board member of Portarlington Credit Union Ltd from 1984 to 2008.
  • Being a member of the Board of Management at Presentation Primary School Board of Management since 2013.

All whilst being married with three children.

Mary Keogh Portarlington Enterprise Centre

Mary Keogh
Board Member

Mary has been involved in community projects for over 15 years. Mary is very passionate about her work and is a firm believer in community collaboration. Her past and present positions include:

  • Community Development Officer with the P.C.D.A. (Portarlington Community Development Association Ltd.).
  • • Volunteer on Board of Directors for Community Creche, Enterprise Centre, C.E. Community Project, Derryounce Lakes & Trails, the People’s Park Committee and remains a voluntary member/director of the P.C.D.A. to-date.
  • • Co-ordinator of the PEC. Working closely with the resident businesses, networking with Laois/Offaly Local Enterprise Offices, and many more
Paschal Mc Evoy Portarlington Enterprise Centre

Paschal Mc Evoy
Board Member

Elected to Laois Co Co in 2014. A Board member of:

  • Portarlington Leisure Centre
  • LOETB (Laois & Offaly Education Training Board)
  • Dunamaise Arts Centre
  • Portlaoise College

Paschal is also a member of the following committees:

  • Housing SPC
  • Haywood Community School
  • St. Fergal Rathdowney
Carol Slattery Portarlington Enterprise Centre

Carol Slattery
Board Member

Carol has worked in the H.S.E. since 2003 in Primary Care and Project Management. Carol played a big part in the development of the Local Primary Care Centre.

A director of Portarlington Community Development Association and involved in the following projects:

  • Portarlington Community Enterprise Project – Director and Secretary
  • Portarlington Community Creche – Chairperson
  • After Schools Project
  • Derryounce Walks & Trails Project Phase 1

Carol was also involved in the development plans for the Enterprise Centre and the Community Creche.


Married with 2 boys who keep her on her toes.

Lillian Shiels

Lillian Shiels
Board Member

Lillian has been a board member of the P.E.C. for many years. Lillian has worked as a Financial Director in Shiels & Co. for over twenty years.

She has been active in community projects such as

  • PCDA Director
  • Derryounce walks & trails projects
  • Portarlington “we walk together” group